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Teacher guide Real Chinese - Mini-guides - Chinese characters

TLF ID M013192

This is a mini-guide with a linked game to the use of characters in Chinese. The resource provides detailed explanations on what characters are, the importance they play in Chinese culture, and the change from traditional to simplified characters. It demonstrates how characters have derived from pictographs and evolved over time with examples of ancient and modern characters. The link to the character game practises stroke formation and accuracy when writing Chinese characters. This resource is part of the Chinese Language Learning Space website. Please visit www.lls.edu.au for more Chinese resources.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly valuable resource for the understanding strand for students in the Years 7-8 who are beginning their study of Chinese following the Second Language Learners' Pathway curriculum. The mini-guide will help students learn about the origin of characters that is useful for content descriptions in the role of language and culture. The character game is also a valuable resource for the extension of students in the Years 9-10 bands in character formation and stroke-order practise.
  • The resource is highly valuable for students in the Years F-2, 3-4 and 5-6 bands who are just beginning their study of Chinese following the Second Language Learners' Pathway curriculum. Reading support will be required for young learners using the mini-guide, and the character game will be valuable for students leaning about character stroke order. In addition, primary teachers may find the mini-guide resource useful for information about the evolution of Chinese characters.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • Languages
  • Languages other than English

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Image
  • Text
Rights
  • BBC © 2013, except where indicated otherwise. This material may be downloaded, copied, used and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.